Anna Steinman will enter her third season as the head men's and women's cross country coach and assistant track & field coach at Springfield College during the 2018-19 academic year. Steinman is also an assistant professor in Springfield College's Physical Education and Health Education department.
This was a breakout season for Steinman, as she coached senior Jack Pinho to an All-Region and NEWMAC All-Conference honor during the cross country season and a pair of All-America performance during the track and field season, as well as getting junior Kristen Madeia to qualify for the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships in the 800 meter race. Pinho took fourth overall in the one mile race at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships, before finishing fourth in the 1500 meter race at the Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Madeia had quite an impressive journey to the national stage, as she ran a time of 2:14.02 at the Swarthmore Final Qualifying Meet on Monday, May 14, before lowering her time to 2:12.40, sliding herself into Division III's Top 20.
The Springfield College men's and women's cross country programs have earned USTFCCCA Team Academic Awards in back-to-back seasons, as the mens' cross country program posted a grade-point average of 3.25, which ranked 19th in New England and third in the NEWMAC, while the women posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.7 following the 2017 fall semester. Out of the 221 women's teams recognized, the Pride ranked 18th in the nation, third in the NEWMAC, and fourth in New England.
Steinman got her coaching start at her alma mater, Salisbury University, and she spent two seasons as the graduate assistant. She worked with the cross country and track and field programs and focused on the distance and middle distance runners. As a member of the coaching staff, she helped the men's program to a fourth-place finished at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, two men's indoor and outdoor Capital Athletic Conference Championships in 2014 and 2015, and a men's cross country conference title in 2014.
A 2013 Salisbury graduate, Steinman earned a degree in Physical Education, and completed her graduate studies in 2015 when she earned a degree in Applied Health Physiology. As an undergraduate at Salisbury, Steinman was a four-year member of the cross country and track & field teams, served as captain of both teams, and twice earned all-Capital Athletic Conference honors.